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EUREKA! with a Side of Glitter-Tastic!

I am naughty, as I didn't tell youse guys I was seeing who had the best glitter stories so I could give them something. I figured you'd vapor lock and decide you couldn't write funny enough.
They were AWESOME stories! My last one started with getting hit in the head with a cascarone. This is an egg with the innards removed, shell washed and dyed, then filled with confetti and sealed with a bit of tissue. They are ubiquitous in these parts around Easter. You can buy them by the three dozen on any street corner.
At a church function, I helped myself to cake before dessert time. A church leader nailed a friend of mine when she went into get dessert, too. The leader came out to explain desserts were for after the convocation. Acting as if I'd never done such a thing as nick cake, I said, "Yeeeeeaaahhhh."
She cracked a cascarone over my head as we walked into the church. Not only did I find confetti in my bra and shoes, a bit of eggshell got into my underwear. There is no confortable place for eggshell in the undies. I had to sit without moving through the convocation. It was the most attentive I'd ever looked.

Burge wins for the tale of seven-year confetti over-enthusiasm. (Confetti's a HOOT when it's not your car, huh?)
Laura Martin wins for her story of a cat hair finding its way into a sealed shirt from another city. BRILLIANT!

My friends, you get drawn into Rumble Girls. (Or I will draw in your cats or pals or whatever if you feel you have camera-shattering faces. Just email me at divalea @ gmail.com and let me know!

My Eureka moment for the days is FINALLY finding out how to get Illustrator layers into Photoshop! In case you need to know, it's EXPORT AS (not SAVE AS).
Choose File>Export>PSD and hit Enter. Illustrator will pop up a box (give it a few seconds) with Color Model, Resolution and Options. I exported in RGB, 300DPI, Photoshop CS2 (it'll export as either PS2 or Photoshop 5.5), Write Layers with Maximum Editability checked.

You can then open the document in PShop with the layers just as you named them. Text doesn't export well, I understand, so do that in Pshop.

There, I hope that helps someone else who also beat on that question, so they too can edit in textures easily in PS.


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Aug. 31st, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
Oooh! I'm off on holiday right now (like, leaving the house in 40 minutes), but I'll get in touch when I'm back, promise!
Aug. 31st, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
Sigh- I took that glitter in the mug for nothing.

Regarding text in Illustrator into PS, here's a suggestion- unless you think you'll need to edit your text after you've imported it, just convert it into outlines in AI first. I've always found that Photoshop text is of the devil, especially when people create ads and publications in that fashion...
Aug. 31st, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
I second the text suggestion. it's SO much easier to manipulate text in Illustrator than Photoshop! and when it's turned into outlines, it comes out quite nicely.

Most of the time- if the text is really small, sometimes it's more legible to do it in Photoshop- it seems to depend on the font.
Aug. 31st, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
Word. Text in PShop blows.

Thanks for the tip! A friend of mine was just asking last week about 'porting .ai layers into PShop.

Out of ignorance, why do you want to export the layers?
Aug. 31st, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
Because putting textures on layers in Ill is SUCH A BITCH. It is really maddening! So much easier to do it in Pshop, and since I can set a resolution, I'm not owrried about being stuck with a too-small or whatever image.

Now that I've figured out Ill's tools, I could totally make sound effects in it. I hated making them in Pshop.

And, of course, I owe my mad Ill lettering skillez from you!
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